Jef Diels was born in Antwerp on October 31, 1952 and studied between 1970 and 1975 at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp. He was trained in 17th century techniques by the renowned painter Jan Hendrik Eversen.
In 1981 Jef became a laureate at the Galerij Cellart competition.
Galerie Myrèse in Maastricht, ING in Amsterdam, the Drents Museum in Assen and the Belgian Ambasade in Rabat (Morocco) have included work by Jef in their art collection.
Also read the article published in 1-4 art of living magazine on the occasion of an exhibition in Galerie Myrèse, Maastricht.
Further publications include: Man of all seasons, The art of living, Active living, Living English style, Atelier, Palet, Tableau, Gazet van Antwerpen and Rich Style (Russia).